How to Repel the Inevitable Invasion of the Moon-Men

Every now and then there's a comic that makes me really happy, but I'm not sure if anybody else will find it amusing at all.

Just sayin'.

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Reader Comments (79)

the return of Ming - where are the long, black nails? More Importantly, where are the moon women?

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCSM

really really good. High fives all around. I'm still laughing.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

I <3 this comment. Clearly, the Moon-men failed to realize the GRAVITY of the situation. Har har hyuck. The picking at obviously silly plots for movies/tv shows is great, too. I used to ask my dad about those. "But, why..." "Because otherwise, there wouldn't be a movie." *lol* THE DETAILS ARE UNIMPORTANT!!!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

Heck Yes! I loved it!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScy

Very funny. To mention just one more unimportant detail, the moon-men seem to have arrived on earth (they are "here"), where they are met by its defender? So why does the moon's lower gravity play a role in allowing rocket man to keep his hat on?

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEd

That is the most ridiculous suit I've ever seen. what is that film reels on his shoulders? also the rocket-hat outfit looks stylish!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJason

I'm just glad that Rick is back with his inappropriate hem length outfit. Good stuff.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy B.

Hmm... reading through the comments, I appear to be in the minority. My imagination has no sense of humor, and my sense of humor has no imagination.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord

Is that Bono? The lesser gravity of the Moon may have allowed to grow to our normal height.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTony

I like how you manage to be the hero of this strip, without having a single line of dialogue, or really doing much of anything. Your only action is eluded to offscreen. Brilliant!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterray friesen

Is that Estes company still making rockets? Because somebody needs to make this hat a reality. But maybe reinforce the chinstrap a bit.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStevil

And I always thought Mars was the favourite destination for scifi, Scott you have redefined the rules for Close encounters of the nth kind, maybe you should suggest it to spielburg for his next

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSaurabh

Feeling alittle goofy today I see?

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChels

The best and worst thing about today's comic is that it's easily more compelling than half of what Marvel and DC put out last year.

The second best, of course, is the hat.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbobservo

Moon-marriage sounds much worse than regular marriage.

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeagen

I found it funny, random humor often works better than something over planned! I would tell you my exact feelings but THE DETAILS ARE UNIMPORTANT!

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStretch

I would just like to say that you are amazing.

That is all.

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereric

The return of Rick's infamous "magnificent robe"! Hehehe! LOVE IT!

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

hilarious! Please feel free to explore the zany :)

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMDCore

THE DETAILS ARE UNIMPORTANT! made me think of Morbo from Futurama for some reason. :)

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwritingrunner

No cameo of the wife as an Amazon Woman on the Moon??

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWubster

"Made me really happy" is a PERFECT description of what just happened.

(First-time commenter, been with you since the Adams experiment, & I live in Seattle. Huzzahs all 'round.)

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCassiSu

Is that magnificent cloak of Rick's being so short a reference to soemthing else?

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKitshy

Yep. It's a reference to this one:

Yes, I just went digging through the archives to find it. :is a nerd:

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Ming the Merciless Moon Man!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEowyn

I very strongly recommend aircraft snips for opening clamshells. I'd rather spend five minutes searching for my snips than use the scissors that are already in my hand.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTom W. Most

That hat's FANTASTIC.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaT Adams

Holy moon crap! That's hilarious! I printed this one and hung it at my desk at work. Now everyone thinks I'm "cool."

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLipid Popomatic


You had me at "Moon-Men."

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHumilityRocks

Found this comic after tweeting this: and got this response: . I like it! Pretty funny stuff. "Nerd is not an insult. We're taking it back!"

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersmartasshat

Wait, so Bono is really a Moon Man? I knew U2's longevity couldn't be explained by earthy means.

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLolaBaby

Shirt Idea: Robed Rick saying "The Details are Unimportant!"

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCBS

I miss coming in late every morning to you wearing that hat.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterERiKA

This pretty much made my day. And I think I have found this year's halloween costume!

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess

Ha-HAAA... the return of the elegant robe! And you resisted any temptation to adjust the hem line..!

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterradulla

HAHAHA oh lordy it's the same short robe from the previous comic.

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTurtle

Clearly this man has seen Plan 9.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

Simply brilliant! Couldn't stop laughing.
It probably started with some classless comments some guys made, then all the way thru a very intensely hilarious Running Gag* spin, again back to a comment, to this long awaited Inevitable Invasion of the Moon Men.
I'm sincerely amazed.
Creative engineering at it's finest, to say the least.

August 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

I've been reading BI in my regular comics for only the past couple of years or so. I recently began the epic journey through the archive from the very beginning. And *this* comic was what I was waiting for more than anything else -- the first appearance of Rocket Hat! I love seeing the humble beginnings of this recurring gag, and can't wait to also encounter our first meetings of the Knifeketeer, Macrame Man, and all their other compatriots.

February 26, 2015 | Unregistered Commentertankgirl73

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